Could Silicon Valley California and the U.S. Department of Defense seek mutual beneficial innovations? Can this be done or is this vision just too difficult with the level of anti-military political agendas of High Tech Venture Capital firms and multi-billion dollar social media Giants, Facebook, Alphabet, Google, etc?
GMCStreamTV Managing Editor Richard Kusiolek interviews Ryan Welsh, Founder and CEO of KYNDI.-cutting edge AI start-up. The company is located in the San Francisco Bay Area - known as a powerhouse of AI academic and corporate AI research. Silicon Valley-based Kyndi, a developer of artificial intelligence products and solutions, has secured $8.5 million in Series B funding. The investors included PivotNorth Capital, Darling Ventures and Citrix Systems. a.i. 100 The AI 100 recognizes the teams and technologies that are successfully using AI to solve big challenges. KYNDI was included in the 2018 100 listing as one of the most promising private artificial intelligence companies in the world.
James N. Mattis became the 26th Secretary of Defense on January 20, 2017. A native of Richland, Washington, Secretary Mattis enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve at the age of 18. After graduating from Central Washington University in 1971, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Early Technology - Saving the Lives of Military Pilots © by Richard T. Kusiolek (all rights reserved)
"Parachutes have saved more than 100,000 lives since their invention, and using one is now safer than driving a car. But the development of this life-saver required huge leaps of faith by pioneering engineers and courageous test jumpers who risked their lives for innovation.” The Evolution of Parachutes - “Before Sebastien Lenormand, other early inventors designed and tested parachutes. Croatian Faust Vrancic, for instance, constructed a device based on Da Vinci's drawing.
Lockheed Martin’s INFIRNO system – a precision targeting and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability. A great American Defense Contractor, Lockheed Martin, demonstrated a large portfolio of options to support U.S. Special Operations Forces USSOF in dealing with complex security challenges.
NASA’s Deep Space Gateway near the Moon © by Richard T. Kusiolek (all rights reserved)
According to NASA’s Bulletin HEOMD-001 titled” HUMAN EXPLORATION AND OPERATIONS EXPLORATION OBJECTIVES: • Set far-reaching exploration milestones. By 2025, begin crewed missions beyond the Moon, including sending humans to an asteroid. By the mid-2030s, send humans to orbit Mars and return them safely to Earth.
Defense Budget and Military Readiness © by Richard T. Kusiolek (all rights reserved)
As reported by news sources, President Donald Trump wants lawmakers to give the Pentagon an additional $4 billion for “urgent” missile defense improvements against North Korea and nearly $2 billion more to increase troop levels in Afghanistan by 3,500 and repair damaged naval ships. In a letter sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) on Monday, President Trump seeks US House of Representatives to pass budget amendments to give the Department of Defense $10billion that consist of $4 billion for “defense enhancements to counter the threat from North Korea.”. - plus, an additional $4 billion for “urgent” missile defense improvements against North Korea and nearly $2 billion more to increase troop levels in Afghanistan by 3,500 and repair damaged naval ships
Key Teleports and Providers continue to be key to US and NATO Military Effectiveness.
According to the WTA (World Teleport Association), “The business environment in which teleport operators work is being turned upside by technology and market change. Their established businesses face disruption from new models of connectivity (GEO HTS, MEO and LEO), the rising domination of software over